Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Vector Group (VGR) Share Price

Press coverage about Vector Group (NYSE:VGR) has trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Vector Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the company an impact score of 46.9856925944723 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Vector Group (NYSE VGR) opened at $22.79 on Wednesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $3,092.89, a P/E ratio of 34.92 and a beta of 0.45. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -3.97, a quick ratio of 2.29 and a current ratio of 2.61. Vector Group has a 52 week low of $18.70 and a 52 week high of $23.14.

Vector Group (NYSE:VGR) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The company reported $0.16 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.16. Vector Group had a negative return on equity of 32.02% and a net margin of 2.60%. The company had revenue of $484.60 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $448.00 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.18 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 5.6% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts expect that Vector Group will post 0.66 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 28th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, December 20th will be paid a dividend of $0.40 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, December 19th. This represents a $1.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 7.02%. Vector Group’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 484.85%.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Vector Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $23.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Friday, November 10th.

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Vector Group Company Profile

Vector Group Ltd. is a holding company. The Company is engaged in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes in the United States through its Liggett Group LLC (Liggett) and Vector Tobacco Inc (Vector Tobacco) subsidiaries, and the real estate business through its New Valley LLC subsidiary, which is seeking to acquire or invest in additional real estate properties or projects.

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